Red Sox Advance to World Series, Cardinals Thumped, LeBron Loses in Lakers Debut

Jonathan Grant | October 19th, 2018

For the second night in a row, the Boston Red Sox looked to be in control of the game heading into the ninth inning. But as good teams usually do, the Houston Astros had something to say about it and created a little bit of drama. Once again, though, left fielder Andrew Benitendi made an impressive catch to record the final out and win Game 5 for them to put them in the World Series. In addition to fielding, the Red Sox got a massive boost from starter David Price, who finally pitched the way many hoped he would. The lefty threw six dazzling innings, giving up just three hits and no runs. In fact, the Red Sox only allowed two more hits all game long. They got home runs from J.D. Martinez (solo shot in the third) and then a three-run homer in the sixth from 21 year old Rafael Devers to give them a 4-0 lead. But once again, Craig Kimbrel made it exciting in the ninth. Marwin Gonzalez had homered to make it 4-1, so this time it was a true ‘save’ opportunity. With a runner on first, the ball was hit deep into left field and high in the air. It looked like a serious contender for a triple, if not worse, if the ball hadn’t been played right. But once again, Benitendi was there to make the grab, and now the Red Sox await the victor of the Dodgers and Brewers in the World Series having won both the game and the series 4-1.

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There was no question that Thursday Night Football this week was the least compelling game we’ve had so far. Coming into the game, the Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos were a combined 3-12. We could at least hope for a close game then, right? Well, wrong on that count. It was apparent right out of the gate that the Broncos would dominate. The visitors scored 21 points, while only giving up three in the first quarter. 14 more points in the second had them up 35-3 at the half. They coasted from there and ended up winning 45-10 over the pathetic Cardinals. The star of the night was Emmanuel Sanders, who not only threw for a touchdown but also caught two. The Denver defense also had two interception returns as rookie QB Josh Rosen had a nightmare at home.

And finally, the debut of LeBron James as a Laker did not go to plan in Portland against the Trail Blazers on Thursday night. On a night where owner Paul Allen, recently deceased was honored, the Lakers stumbled to the Blazers by a score of 128-119. The difference was the fourth quarter, in which the hosts outscored them by nine. LeBron had two big dunks, part of a 26 point and 12 rebound night, but has told the media to give the team time. Time it may well take, but new personnel is really what will be required eventually.

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